Jamaican

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Jamaica +‎ -an

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Jamaican (plural Jamaicans)

  1. A person from Jamaica or of Jamaican descent.
  2. The Jamaican creole language.
  3. Jamaican English.

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Jamaican (not comparable)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Jamaica, the Jamaican people or the Jamaican language.

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Jamaican Creole[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒʌˈmʲeːkan/, /d͡ʒaˈmʲeːkan/
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧mai‧can

Adjective[edit]

Jamaican

  1. Jamaican
    A normal Jamaican ting dat.
    That's a normal Jamaican thing.
    • 2019, Zalika Reid-Benta, Frying Plantain: Longlisted for the Giller Prize 2019 (in English), →ISBN:
      [] Yuh sure yuh a Jamaican gyal? []
      [] Girl, are you sure you're Jamaican? []

Noun[edit]

Jamaican (plural: Jamaican dem or Jamaicans dem, quantified: Jamaican)

  1. Jamaican
    Mi haffi tell unnu dat mi a Jamaican.
    I must say (to you all) that I'm a Jamaican.
    • 2005, Mervyn Morris, Making West Indian Literature, →ISBN, page 80:
      [] 'nutten eena di world nuh sweet like when fi mi Jamaican dem go fi spoke []
      [] nothing in the world is better than when Jamaicans attempt to speak eloquently []

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